Clinician: Todd Mattox
How it Works: On each side of the court there should be at least 2 players in right back with balls, 2 players in left back whose job is to pass, and one setter in middle front. This drill requires that the two sides of the court work together simultaneously, creating a cycle of serving, passing, and self-setting. One server on each side will serve their ball to the passer in left back of the opposite side of the court. That player will pass the served ball to the setter on their side, who will set the ball to themselves and catch it. The setter will then take their caught ball and run to the back of the serving line on their side. Once they serve to the passer on the opposite side, they will follow their ball and run to the opposite side to pass. Essentially, players will be continuously moving in a cycle of serving, passing and setting.
For the second part of this series, an outside hitter is incorporated as the catcher of the set. The setter sets an outside and the outside hitter simulates an approach, catching the ball at the top of their jump. The catcher then shifts to the setter’s position and tosses their caught ball to the setter who now becomes the server.
Requirements: At least 6 balls, 12 players and a full court